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A model of left ventricular (LV) kinematics is essential to identify the fundamental physiological modes of LV deformation during a complete cardiac cycle as observed from the motion of a finite number of markers embedded in the LV wall. Kinematics can be described by a number of modes of motion and deformation in succession. An obvious mode of LV(More)
Velocity profiles were determined in rabbit mesenteric arterioles (diameter 17-32 micron). A good spatial resolution was obtained by using the blood platelets as small and natural markers of flow, providing for the first time in vivo detailed, quantitative information about the shape of the velocity profiles in microvessels. In some experiments red blood(More)
1. Sachse C, Dressler F, Henkel E. Increased serum procalcitonin in newborn infants without infection. Clin Chem 1998;44:1343–4. 2. Monneret G, Labaune J, Isaac C, Bienvenu F, Putet G, Bienvenu J. Procalcitonin and C-reactive protein levels in neonatal infections. Acta Paediatr 1997;86:209–12. 3. Chiesa C, Panero A, Rossi N, Stegagno M, De Giusti M, Osborn(More)
BACKGROUND In 2011, the European Basic Laparoscopic Urological Skills (E-BLUS) examination was introduced as a pilot for the examination of final-year urologic residents. OBJECTIVE In this study, we aimed to answer the following research questions: What level of laparoscopic skills do final-year residents in urology have in Europe, and do the participants(More)
A prospective longitudinal and standardized study is presented, dealing with ultrasonographic and hormonal characteristics of the luteinized unruptured follicle (LUF) syndrome. Among 600 cycles monitored in 270 infertility patients, 40 cycles in 27 patients showed no evidence of follicle rupture, in spite of signs of luteinization, as reflected by basal(More)
Medical professionals are increasingly expected to deliver genetic services in daily patient care. However, genetics education is considered to be suboptimal and in urgent need of revision and innovation. We designed a Genetics e-learning Continuing Professional Development (CPD) module aimed at improving general practitioners' (GPs') knowledge about(More)
BACKGROUND The role of deliberate practice in medical students' development from novice to expert was examined for preclinical skill training. METHODS Students in years 1-3 completed 34 Likert type items, adapted from a questionnaire about the use of deliberate practice in cognitive learning. Exploratory factor analysis and reliability analysis were used(More)
OBJECTIVES This study set out to examine how much time students and teachers devote to different learning-oriented interactions during seminar sessions and students' and teachers' perceptions about the occurrence and desirability of these interactions. METHODS Students and teachers participating in eight seminar group sessions in Year 4 of an(More)
CONTEXT In-training assessment (ITA), defined as multiple assessments of performance in the setting of day-to-day practice, is an invaluable tool in assessment programmes which aim to assess professional competence in a comprehensive and valid way. Research on clinical performance ratings, however, consistently shows weaknesses concerning accuracy,(More)
Estimation of infarct size from enzyme activities in plasma or serum presupposes known values of circulatory parameters such as the extravascular distribution volume Ve and the permeability constant P for the transport of enzyme between intravascular volume Vi and Ve. In man, parameter values are used that are extrapolated either from values found in the(More)